Ilaya Thalapathy means 'Young Commander', and its pretty correct in Vijay's case.
Actor Vijay has also won Edison Award for Best Actor and Superstar Rajini Award for his film 'Velayudham'.
Vijay married Sangeeta Sornalingam, a Sri Lankan Tamil descent, in the year 1999.
Vijay is proud father of two children, son Jason Sanjay born in 2000 and a daughter Divya Saasha born in 2005.
With over 25 super hit movies, Vijay is among the few South Indian actors known and appreciated all over India.
'Naalaya Theerpu', Vijay's first film as a lead actor was released in the 1992.
On his birthday we wish him all the success in life.
Actor Vijay started his film career early and did a number of non-credited roles as a child actor in films produced by his father.
Actor Vijay has starred in several successful popular romantic films. 'Poove Unakkaga', 'Kushi', 'Thirupaachi' and 'Velayudham' are few of them.
Vijay has been the playback singer in most of his films.
Vijay has won two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and was nominated for one Filmfare Award.
Vijay did a cameo in Bollywood movie 'Rowdy Rathore' starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.
Tamil actor Vijay, often referred as 'Ilaya Thalapathy', turns 38 on June 22, 2012.
The actor has also received an honourary doctorate from MGR University for his contribution to Indian Cinema.